Inside: Budget-friendly ways to refresh your home with cheerful spring colors without spending a lot of money!
I’ve got a fever. And the only prescription is more spring color.
After the gray days of the winter months, I’m bursting to chase away those winter blues and bring in the warm and happy feels of the spring season. Forget the groundhog – as soon as I saw the daffodils popping up out of the ground the day after Valentine’s Day, I broke out my spring decor bins and sprinkled around some happy colors.💐
This early spring decorating only took me a few minutes, and I used mostly what I already had. Being less wasteful and more budget conscious only boosts the feel-good factor of this spring refresh!
Come on in for a tour, and I’ll show you how our living spaces are refreshed and (more than) ready for the early days of spring…
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Decorating with pink for spring.
Let’s start in the formal living room. I’ve kept decorating simple in here with some spring faux flowers. But you can’t miss the big impact of this small amount of bright spring color:
Pink is such a popular color for spring, but it might seem out of place in a quiet room with nothing but neutral colors. But the opposite is true! Large rooms like this don’t feel busy or cluttered with only a few pops of color.
Coffee table spring decor.
These faux tulips liven up the coffee table with a profusion of vibrant pink. And a little water in the vase makes them feel more like fresh flowers. I’ve had these for years but think Hobby Lobby still carries them.
Although it’s still early in the season, I can never resist a bunny or two. I found these cuties in the Target Bullseye Dollar Spot. Two got a job as bookends:
Bunnies do tend to multiply in my Easter bins each year, but all three were less than $10, so I’m feeling ok about adding them to the herd.
This one got a bright pink bow to “tie” into the pink theme in the living room:
On the other end table, I plopped some faux flowering spring branches that I got at Hobby Lobby last year into the ginger jar. I bought these knowing I’d like them for many seasons, and they’d save me from having to pay for real branches from a florist here in Texas.
Simple spring decor for the fireplace mantel.
For a skosh of spring on the mantel, I pulled some of the pink tulip blooms off the bush and gathered them in contrasting white vases for a pop of color here. Five minutes and no fuss.
Spring dining room decor.
Again, I kept it super simple in the dining room with some fresh spring florals.
These cherry tree branches are a new purchase this year and come highly rated on Amazon. I put my new blooms on the dining table and they did not disappoint. Now I can have beautiful cherry blossoms like my friends further north!
The petals have a pretty pale blush pink shade that ties into the bolder color pink in the living room.
And a spring arrangement looks fresh on the sideboard with paperwhite bulbs, moss, and a boxwood wreath. It’s all faux or preserved so I can use everything again and again.
Spring foyer decor.
And on the opposite side of the dining room, I arranged more flowering branches in the urn on the foyer table.
Right before we walk into the kitchen and family room, there’s a vase of perfect creamy white tulips on the wine bar. Even on close inspection, these real-touch tulips look like the real deal!
Decorating with yellow for spring.
My bright spring color of choice for the kitchen is cheery yellow. The easy go-to here was the yellow ambassador of spring – daffodils. And the perfect partner for them? Fresh yellow lemons.
Spring decor for the kitchen counters.
On the kitchen island, the focal point is this spring vignette in an oversize rattan tray.
A super simple DIY twig vase full of faux yellow daffodils, a white pitcher of lavender stems, a bowl of lemons, and a dessert cloche offering a lemony treat bring brightness to the heart of our kitchen.
The lemon kitchen towels are new – they hopped right into my cart at Target along with those bunnies.
A basketful of lemons adds vibrant hues with natural elements to this corner of the counter.
And I’ll display yummy spring treats under this glass dome on the kitchen counter. Let’s just say this copycat Starbucks lemon loaf didn’t last long.
Spring tablescape with lemons.
Lemons, daffodils, and yellow and white also brighten up the kitchen nook.
Another white bowl full of lemons surrounding a rustic flower pot of sunny daffodils made an easy spring centerpiece:
And a bunny fold with these natural linen napkins also subtlely says spring, with a lemon replacing the expected Easter egg.
The cheerful striped kitchen towels that came in the lemon towel set really tied together the yellow and white table theme:
They were the perfect bright accent laid across the rustic neutral table runner on the kitchen table!
Spring decorations for the family room.
Let’s finish in the family room and look at the few easy spring touches over in this space.
Spring mantel with lemons.
I brought over a few lemons into the den for a pop of vibrant yellow.
First I dropped some early spring flowering branches into a glass vase and then filled in with lemons around them.
And in the built-in bookcase, I replaced the winter photo with a picture of one of my kids in a pretty spring tulip garden.
Spring pillows and throws.
I changed out the pillow covers on the sofa to some with textiles in lighter colors for the warmer months.
And draped two soft green throw blankets out on the furniture for a little more color.
Spring table decor.
These light wicker candleholders and spring green organic berry balls on a wood tray made for an easy coffee table vignette for the family room:
Another bunny shows up early on the end table:
And I added greenery, nests, garden pots, and spring flowers to the ironstone on display in the hutch.
I crafted these sweet little vintage transfer garden pots last spring as well as the purple floral decoupage pot:
These spring flower pots were so easy! If you’d to make some of your own, see “How to Decoupage Flower Pots with Napkins: Fun DIY for Pretty Planters“ and “How to Create Vintage Spring Flower Pots with Transfers“.
Affordable spring decor ideas.
My favorite way to keep seasonal decor costs in check is to invest in one or two new items each spring. This year all I bought were the kitchen towels, the little gold rabbits, two small pots of daffodils, and the cherry blossom branches. And I’ll be able to reuse them for years.
How can you refresh your home for springtime on a budget? Here are some easy ways that you can use to decorate for the season without spending a lot of money:
- Buy one or two spring florals that you can use from year to year. Spring flowers are a symbol of a new beginning and are the easiest way to decorate for the new season.
- Choose one or two fresh spring colors and add only small pops to your existing decor. If you go with a bright bold color it won’t take much. (A basic neutral color scheme makes it easy to add any color.)
- Change out a couple of throw pillows or pillow covers to lighter colors. Or add some happy bright colors or spring-pattern accent pillows.
- Add a few whimsical, fun items that speak to spring like bunnies or lemons.
- Switch out existing photos to a spring favorite of your family.
- Add some new houseplants for a healthy and natural way to decorate for spring and beyond.
- Look for deals on spring items at thrift stores, the dollar store, or post-season craft store sales.
- Use unconventional items from around your house like straw hats, watering cans, rainboots, and umbrellas.
Spring decor sources for this post.
One of the best things about spring is the feeling of a fresh start where everything is full of beautiful promise – just like those tender new plants emerging. Bringing some happy spring color inside while saving money at the same time is guaranteed to lift those gray winter blahs.
Another bonus? It may even inspire a little spring cleaning.🌷
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